China has established a seven-decade-long record of strategic caution and a preference for diplomatic and paramilitary rather than military solutions to national security problems.
With its short-term focus on what currently occupies the American mind (North Korea), the U.S. is actually playing into China’s hands in Asia.
In recent years, many American leaders have grown cavalier about nuclear war, especially with Russia, but there is also risk of a devastating conflict with China.
Overcoming nationalistic barriers is more urgent than ever for pro-Western Asian countries.
Blaming Putin cannot cover up the noxious combination of collective U.S. amnesia and the transparent shift of accountability for the proper conduct in international affairs.
How does India fit into the world economy? Does the world’s soon to be most populous nation have a viable economic strategy?
Is a bridge in Beijing where the first shots of WWII were fired – back in July 1937?
Beijing’s approach to Hong Kong is part of the surge in Chinese nationalism engendered by economic success.
Hong Kong was the last significant Western colonial possession. Its handover to China marked the rise of Asia.